Re: Language Revival and Revitalization (was: Ms. Gunn)
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 9, 2002, 15:47|
From: Steg Belsky [mailto:draqonfayir@JUNO.COM]
> On Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:02:31 -0400 John Cowan
> > Keith Gaughan scripsit:
> > > The only thing that could possibly
> > > help the language is do what was done in Israel [...]
> > What, have lots and lots of immigrants from all parts of the world,
> > and give them instant citizenship but make them learn Irish?
> > --
> > John Cowan
> Somehow i doubt that's how they did it in Wales, either. :-)
> So we know how Israel did it, how did Wales? Did they just send
> everybody off to an "wlpan" (i love that word) or something?
Suprisingly close. The Welsh, inspired somewhat by the success
of the Israelis decided to start doing a similar sort of
total-immersion thingy. It was pretty successful. Welsh is
quite a healthy language these days, and getting stronger.